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Bill Macdonald

William Paul Macdonald

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: March 28, 1929 in Alameda, CA
High School: Alameda HS (Alameda, CA)
Signed
by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1947. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 6, 1950 (Age 21.039, 8,281st in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1950 season [*]
Team: Pirates 1950-1953

Last Game: May 24, 1953 (Age 24.057)
Died: May 4, 1991 in Shasta Lake, CA
Buried: Memory Gardens Memorial Park, Concord, CA
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1950 21 PIT NL 8 10 .444 4.29 32 20 8 6 2 1 153.0 138 88 73 17 88 60 1 0 4 664 101 4.99 1.477 8.1 1.0 5.2 3.5 0.68
1953 24 PIT NL 0 1 .000 12.27 4 1 1 0 0 0 7.1 12 10 10 0 8 4 1 0 0 39 38 5.18 2.727 14.7 0.0 9.8 4.9 0.50
2 Yrs 8 11 .421 4.66 36 21 9 6 2 1 160.1 150 98 83 17 96 64 2 0 4 703 94 5.00 1.534 8.4 1.0 5.4 3.6 0.67
162 Game Avg. 10 13 .421 4.66 43 25 11 7 2 1 191 179 117 99 20 115 76 2 0 5 839 94 5.00 1.534 8.4 1.0 5.4 3.6 0.67
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1950 21 PIT NL 153.0 32 20 88 5.18 4.74 -0.09 0.00 106.6 5.14 -0 -0.0 .9 -0.1 1.5 16 .500 .500
1953 24 PIT NL 7.1 4 1 10 12.27 4.81 -0.02 0.00 100.7 4.86 -6 -0.5 .4 0.1 -0.4 -5 .369 .497
2 Seasons 160.1 36 21 98 5.50 4.74 -0.08 0.00 106.3 5.13 -6 -0.5 .8 -0.0 1.1 11 .485 .500

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1950 21 PIT NL 32 54 49 3 6 1 0 0 1 0 4 18 .122 .189 .143 .332 -12 7 1 0 1 1
1953 24 PIT NL 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 /1
2 Yrs 36 55 49 3 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 18 .122 .189 .143 .332 -12 7 1 0 2
162 Game Avg. 162 248 221 14 27 5 0 0 5 0 18 81 .122 .189 .143 .332 -12 32 5 0 9

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1950 21 PIT NL 32 54 -8 -0 -0 0 6 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .491 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 1
1953 24 PIT NL 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .503 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
2 Seasons 36 55 -8 -0 -0 0 6 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .493 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1950 PIT NL 21 P 32 20 6 153.0 21 5 15 1 1 .952 1.18 0.63 .961 2.12 2.10 3 3 50% 43% 1
1953 PIT NL 24 P 4 1 0 7.1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.23 0.25 .960 2.09 2.02 0 1 100% 0
2 Seasons P 36 21 6 160.1 22 5 16 1 1 .955 1.18 0.58 .961 2.12 2.09 3 4 57% 37% 1
2 Seasons TOT 36 21 6 160.1 22 5 16 1 1 .955 1.18 0.58 .961 2.12 2.09 3 4 57% 37% 1
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Shutouts s c a p y
1950 NL  2 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1950 NL  88 (10th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 1 (2678), Average HOFer ≈ 185
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1767th), 0.8 career WAR/0.8 7yr-peak WAR/0.8 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

  • Before 1947 Season: Signed by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent.
  • October 27, 1948: Granted Free Agency.
  • Before 1949 Season: Signed as a Free Agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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